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Chandigarh Sector 17

We all know that Chandigarh is the first planned city in whole of India. Indeed, when Lahore, the erstwhile capital of undivided Punjab, became a part of Pakistan, the area at the foothill of Sivalik Mountains was chosen to be the new capital of Punjab. Planned by world renowned architectures such as Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Jane Drew and Maxell Fry, the city represented the best of the world architecture. Today, it is divided into 47 self-contained sectors; each of which has its own school, collage, hospitals as well as shopping facilities.  Yet for people of Chandigarh, Sector 17 holds a special place.

The Importance Of Chandigarh Sector 17

Chandigarh, as we know, is not only the capital of Punjab, but also the capital of Haryana. The unique point is that, the city belongs to none of these two states; instead, it enjoys the status of an independent Union Territory.  Sector 17, which is located at the centre of the town as well as the district, houses the state governmental offices and administrative buildings apart from numerous shopping malls, banks as well as other offices. Let us take up a tour of different facilities offered by Chandigarh’s sector 17.

Government Establishments in Chandigarh Sector 17

Let us start with government establishments located here:

Social Justice And Empowerment
SCO – 68 & 70
Sector – 17
Phone No – 0712-2704212

Punjab State Lotteries
SCO – 106 -108
Batra Building
Sector – 17D
Phone No – 0712-2702634

Punjab Agriculture Marketing Board
SCO – 149-152
Sector – 17C
Phone No – 0712-5039140

Punjab Planning Board

Punjab Planning Board
SCO – 70-71-72
Sector -17D
Phone No – 0712-2703288

District Industries Welfare Officer
Near Governmental Multi Speciality Hospital
Sector – 17
Phone No – 0712-2768109

Deputy Commissioner of State
Estate Office
Sector – 17
Phone No – 0712-2700109

Department of Technical Education
SCO – 38-39
Sector – 17
Phone No – 0712-2703829

Punjab State Industrial Corporation Ltd.
Udyog Bhawan
18, Himalaya Marg
Sector – 17
Phone No – 0712-2702881

Social Welfare Department
Town Hall
3rd Floor
Sector – 17
Phone No – 0712-2700062

Income Tax Office
Revenue Building
Sector – 17E
Phone No – 0712-2700038

Office of Sub Register
30 Bays Building Ground Floor,
Room No. 1 & 2
Near Estate Office,
Sector -17

Important Buildings Located In Chandigarh Sector 17

There are of course many other offices located in sector 17 of the city and that include RBI Regional Office; Office of Accountant General Audit; Office of Director Audit Defense service; Office of Director Commercial Audit; CPMG, Department of Post; NIC Haryana etc.

Shops And Hotels in Chandigarh Sector 17

Sector 17 is not only about government offices. It also offers a rare opportunity in shopping as well as good living. Indeed, sector 17 being a central location, all major brands have opened up their outlets here. Besides, there are quite a few shopping malls offering rare opportunity to shop in comfort. Among them establishments such as Yorks Shopping Complex, Poshak Bazar, Planet Fashion. Acer Mall, Allen Solly, Woodland, Madame, Arrow etc deserves special mention.

Chandigarh Sector 17

Visitors to this area will also find quite a few good hotels and restaurants. Among them Park Plaza, Taj Chandigarh, Hotel Oyster, Hotel Corporate Inn, Hotel Central Park, The Piccadilly deserve special mention. Apart from that there are innumerable eateries to that offer good food at a reasonable rate. Indeed, a tour of Chandigarh is never complete without a tour of its sector 17.

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